IIJ to launch 4G services on 27 February

16 Feb 2012

The Japanese internet services provider Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has announced that it plans to launch a Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based 4G service at the end of this month by reselling capacity on NTT DoCoMo’s 4G infrastructure. The company will offer an LTE-compatible mobile Wi-Fi LAN router, with services being marketed under the name IIJmio High-speed Mobile/D Service, Telecompaper reports. IIJ’s 4G service will have two tariffs: the Minimum Start 128 Plan offers speeds of up to 128kbps for JPY945 per month, while the Family Share 1GB Plan costs JPY2,940 a month and can support up to three devices with speeds of up to 75Mbps and 1GB of bandwidth included each month. Additional bandwidth at speeds of up to 75Mbps can be purchased by users of either plan for JPY525 per 100MB.